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August 12, 2021

How Healthcare Team Incivility Impacts Patient Safety

Healthcare systems rely on clinical teams to assess, diagnose and treat patients each day. To avoid medical error and enhance patient safety, these teams must be able to effectively and efficiently communicate and work together. However, when medical teams’ staff members struggle to cooperate and work together in a professional manner, situations can arise that [...]

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January 18, 2021

TeamSTEPPS

TeamSTEPPS is an evidence-based set of teamwork tools designed to optimize patient outcomes through the improvement of communication and teamwork skills among healthcare simulation professionals. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the U.S. Department of Defense developed TeamSTEPPS in the mid-2000s with healthcare organizations in mind. Today, TeamSTEPPS offers a 2.5-day train-the-trainer [...]

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December 27, 2017

Improving Multi-Professional Teamwork Through Trauma Simulation Training Feedback

Today a full article entitled “Improved Multi-Professional Teamwork through Trauma Team Simulation Training Feedback” from Puotiniemi Annukka, Tinnilä Susanna, and Jokela Jorma of Laurea University of Applied Sciences and the Finnish National Defense University in Finland. According to the study, trauma team simulation training is important for developing competence skills in a multiprofessional team. Research shows [...]

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February 23, 2015

Collaborative Caring: Stories & Reflections on Teamwork in Healthcare

A newly released book from our friend Suzanne Gordon and coauthors David Feldman, MD and Michael Leonard, MD. Suzanne is the coauthor of “Beyond the Checklist: What Else Health Care Can Learn from Aviation Teamwork and Safety” (click the link to read my book review), and coeditor of “First, Do Less Harm”, both from Cornell. She [...]

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